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From exhilarating rafting that makes you wonder if your heart has stopped breathing to the serene paragliding above the Himalayas; from the world’s second-highest bungee jumping site to the rugged yet beautiful mountain biking trips; Nepal has it all and we have the expertise and experience to introduce them to you.

The National Geographic has identified Nepal as one of the top 10 places when it comes to rafting. Nepal offers rafting for the ultra-thrill seekers as well as novices and almost always we hear from our customers that the rafting excursions that we provide was one of the best experiences of their lifetime.

Mountain Biking in Nepal similarly is one of the fastest growing adventure sports in Nepal. The Scar Road Mountain biking adventure for instance draws adrenaline junkies from around the globe with its off-road trails that include a cliff drop on one side and downhill portions that you travel at whirlwind speeds.

As author Rudyard Kipling put it, “Nepal are home some of the best wildlife watching in Asia, if not the world” Dear Africa, we might not have the lions, but when it comes to tigers, elephants, monkeys, rhinos, bears, deer, crocodiles, leopards, river dolphins and a more than 850 species of birds. Come let us show you the reason why Nepal is regarded as one of the most diverse countries in the world when it comes to wildlife diversity.

We at MatNepalTreks are blessed to be in an industry for almost 35 years where our guests come from all over the world and with different interests. While the primarily come to see the Himalayas and explore the adventure, culture and wildlife, along with these they also come curious about a few other things. Among the primary curiosity of our guests, yoga and meditation ranks the highest, food is another popular adventure they seek and many come curious about what medical plants are all about and what is so worthy about astrological birth chart. Well, whatever your curiosity is, let us know please thru our website or Tweet us thru @MatNepalTreks. We would also love to hear your views and queries, Call Us Toll Free (888)772-7670
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The Fundamental C's of Basketball Strategy

The word fundamental is a very basic and simple word that means “essential.” With this definition, players often come to think of fundamentals as unimportant, too trivial and even boring…but without it, we cannot reach our potential. Within this framework, we have developed the Fundamental C’s. The secret to the Fundamental C’s is that you only have to work on the first one and the other three will fall into place for you.

The first C, the one you are responsible for is concentration. It involves you blocking everything out of your mind when it comes time to practice. You cannot be thinking about shopping, or heading to the movies, or playing with your friends while you are practicing. You have to dedicate yourself to focusing in on that which you are presently doing. Concentration is one of the most difficult things for a player on even the highest level to obtain and then to maintain.

“Concentrate...for the greatest achievements are reserved for the man of single aim, in whom no rival powers divide the empire of the soul.”
-Orison Swett Marden-

Concentration makes it possible for a good one hour workout with maximum results. Without concentration, you could be out on the court with a basketball for the entire day and not achieve as much.

A great story on concentration is told of golfing legend Ben Hogan. Of course Hogan is considered one of golfing’s all-time greatest. He is one of only five golfers to capture the Grand Slam of golfing while winning PGA Golfer of the Year four times. Hogan was in the middle of a key putt when in the background a loud train whistle sounded. Without any problem, Hogan sank the putt. A member of the group which Hogan was golfing with asked him if the whistle had bothered him. His reply: “What whistle?” He was so focused and concentrated on the immediate task at hand that he had blocked out all possible distractions.

With proper concentration comes control. You can control the basketball, you can control your body, and most importantly, you can control your thought process. By concentrating on doing everything you do as well as you possibly can do it, and within the fundamental guidelines, you will find that you will be able to have control over situations that you couldn’t before. It is difficult to improve greatly on foot quickness but if you work on concentration during your drill work you will seem quicker. Yes, you will be a little quicker but the majority of it will come from being in complete control on the court.

By adding both concentration and control, we arrive at confidence. I have never seen a great player that didn’t have confidence in herself. Let me take that one step further and say that I have never seen a great player that didn’t do the things necessary to gain the proper confidence. You see, players aren’t born with confidence and they can’t go out to the mall and buy it. There are some athletes out there that show false confidence by bragging, but the truly great ones, the ones who reach their maximum potential know that they gained confidence from proper work habits day in and day out.

The final Fundamental C is consistency. That means doing what you do as well as you do it and doing it that way all the time. Working hard is not a sometime thing. Concentrating is not a part-time job. You want to be consistent in your approach in everything you do. It takes mental toughness to come to practice everyday and consistently give it your best mental and physical effort regardless of everything else going on. Hall-of-Fame baseball player Willie Mays summed it up perfectly when he said: “In sports, it isn’t hard to be good from time to time. What’s tough is being good every day.”

A simple formula is:

What is important to understand about confidence is that it is a result of the Ladder of Success along with the Fundamental C’s. One of the key factors in confidence is that key component of preparation. In other words, if you do your homework, you don’t have to worry about your test score.

“Confidence comes from planning and practicing well. You get ready during the week and the confidence will be there on Sunday. This confidence is a difficult thing to explain. But you do get it and the team gets it if you have prepared properly.”
-Vince Lombardi-
NFL Hall-of-Fame Coach

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. Complete mental and physical preparation has to do with sacrifice and self-discipline. And that comes from within.”
-Arthur Ashe-
Legendary Tennis Player

“Confidence comes from preparation and the only way to be fully prepared is to practice something until you have it down so well that you know it will work.”
-John Havlicek-
NBA Hall-of-Fame Player

Sports Safety Tips for Kids

Participation in sports offers tremendous social, emotional and physical benefits for children. We know that one of the worst things for kids is being on the sidelines with an injury. As parents and coaches, there are simple things we can do to help reduce preventable injuries – so our kids can continue playing the games they love.

Prepare Kids for the Demands of Playing a Sport

Before playing organized sports,make sure your child receives a preparticipation physical exam, or PPE, by a doctor. This can help rule out any potential medical conditions that may place your young athlete at risk.
Just in case of an emergency, share contact information (phone numbers, doctor information and allergy information) with your athlete's coaches.

If your athlete has any history of asthma or other medical conditions that require special attention, meet with the coach before the first practice.

Warm Up and Stretch Before Games and Practices

Make sure there is time set aside before every practice and game for athletes to warm up properly.
Stretching before practice and games can release muscle tension and help prevent sports-related injuries, such as muscle tears or sprains.
Kids should start with about 10 minutes of jogging or any light activity, and then stretch all major muscle groups, holding each stretch for 20 to 30 seconds.

Remember to Hydrate

Learn the signs and symptoms of dehydration and other forms of heat illness.
Have your kids bring a water bottle to practice and games. Encourage children to stay well hydrated by drinking plenty of water before, during and after play.

Encourage your athletes to drinks fluids (water is the best option) 30 minutes before the activity begins and every 15-20 minutes during activity.

If you’re a coach, mandatory fluid breaks during practice and games are a great idea – don’t wait for your athletes to tell you they’re thirsty.

Wear Appropriate Sports Gear

Having kids wear the appropriate and properly-fitted sports gear during practice and games can help avoid minor and serious injuries.

Make sure athletes have the right equipment and are wearing it for both practices and games. The right equipment may include helmets, shin guards, mouth guards, ankle braces, shoes with rubber cleats and sunscreen.

Don’t Take Chances with the Brain: Know the Signs and Symptoms of Concussions

Learn the signs and symptoms of a concussion. This information is important for coaches, parents and athletes.

A player with a suspected concussion must be immediately sidelined until evaluated and released by a medical professional. The important thing is to protect players who have had a concussion from getting another one.

A good rule of thumb: when in doubt, sit them out.

Make Rest a Priority

To help avoid overuse injury, rest all players during practices and games.

Encourage players to communicate any pain, injury or illness they may have during or after any practices or games. Make sure they know it’s smart to tell coaches, parents or another adult if they’re hurt or not feeling well.

Kids should have at least one or two days off from any particular sport each week.

Take time off from one sport to prevent overuse injuries. It is an opportunity to get stronger and develop skills learned in another sport.

Be a Prepared Coach

As a coach, establish safety guidelines that athletes and parents can follow during every practice and game, such as creating hydration breaks, encouraging players to sit out if injured, resting if not feeling well and facilitating a proper warm-up.

It’s also a good idea for coaches to get certified in first aid and CPR and have a stocked first aid kit handy at all practices and games.

Coaches should consider adding to their sports skills and knowledge with free sports safety training at a Safe Kids Sports Safety Clinic.

Be a Supportive Parent

Learn ways to help your child stay injury free and healthy while playing sports.

Attend a sports safety clinic in your area. These clinics, such as ones held by Safe Kids across the United States, provide coaches and parents with ways to keep young athletes healthy and injury free throughout their sporting careers.

15 Beginners Golf Tips

Here are 16 top golf tips and advice for beginner golfers covering putting, general golf swing advice, general approach to play and more.

If you place of single digits, don’t aim for the flag on approach shots. The holes are usually placed in a challenging area of the green and even if you hit a great shot you may end up in trouble. Aim for the centre of the green. It’s amazing how effective it can be at getting your scores down.

Don’t rely on swing fix tips in magazines and online, go for lessons. Everyone’s swing is unique and a golf professional can see where the issue lies and how to resolve it. There are hundreds of different factors that can cause you to slice a ball. Trying out different swings tips is as likely to make it better as it is to make them worse. It’s a golf teacher’s job to be able to diagnose what’s wrong with your swing and how to fix it.

No phone on the golf course and no distractions, focus on your game. (Maybe take a few beers). This may be easier said than done if you use a golf app. You’ll just have to rely on some self discipline

Spend some time on the practice green before your round. Set yourself a routine to hole a certain number of putts from different differences. Don’t look at the ball rolling towards the hole, focus on the spot where the ball was. Listen to the ball roll across the green and into the hole. Get used to the idea of that sound after you’ve hit a putt. It will help build your conscience.

Take some time at the driving range to figure out your yardages for each club. If your distance is in consistent, hit a couple of balls and figure out the medium. When you’re on the golf course you’ll have a much better idea of which club to use. A much better approach than choosing a club because you think it’s right one. Not only will you be a lot more accurate, it will give you more confidence

If you have trouble lining up putts, draw a line on them or an arrow, mark your ball and place it with the line/arrow pointing to the hole.

On long putts and medium range putts aim to finish as close to the hole as possible. Play for 2 putts unless you can attack the hole fairly risk free (i.e. when putting up a slope, that said you don’t want to live yourself too far from the hole if you end up pin high). Imagine a hole 5 times the size (or even bigger) and aim for that area. Getting 3+ putts out of your game and if you consistent with your game reaching them green, your scores will drop dramatically.

Another putting tip is to work on your 3-4 foot putts. If you can improve on them you’ll have more confidence with long range putts because you’ll have more room for error.

When driving or hitting your second shot on a par 5, don’t try to kill it. Slow your swing down and focus on rhythm, timing and hitting the sweet spot. You’re accuracy will improve and you’re average shot length will be longer on average.

If you’re not sure what club to take for a shot, hit the longer club. With the shorter club you’re likely to try to overcompensate and hit a poor shot. With a longer club you’ll be forced to slow your swing down and as a result will hit a more controlled and accurate shot. Sometimes it can be worth consistently hitting a longer club than you need to force yourself to go back to basics and swing smoothly.

When chipping onto the green from a bunker you don’t want to hear the club make contact with the ball. Pretend that the ball isn’t there and you’re trying to splash sand onto the green.

Don’t be afraid to lay up. Unless you’re a professional you should be playing for par. Start hitting pars regularly and the birdies will follow.

If you’re stuck in the trees play a punch shot onto the fairway. Try to be a hero and you’re likely to end up finding yourself in more trouble.

If you’ve got the option of a difficult chip over a tree to attack the hole or a punch shot under the tree to aim for the green. Hit a punch shot.

When playing into the wind don’t try to hit the ball harder. Hit a longer club and swing smoothly. You’ll impart less spin on the ball so it will be less likely to get caught by the wind and balloon up, fade or draw (depending on the direction of the window.

When in a bunker your goals should be in the following order: 1) get out of the bunker, 2) get on the green, 3) get close to the pin.

Maidana beats Manny Pacquiao to the punch in Ring Magazine’s “Comeback of the Year” award

MARCOS Maidana beat Manny Pacquiao to the punch for The Ring Magazine’s “Comeback of the Year” award.

Maidana beat Pacquiao 38.2 percent to 35.1 percent in the websites fan poll.

Jhonny Gonzalez’s first round knockout performance over Abner Mares only landed him at third place with 12.1 percent of the votes at

Maidana moved up from the light welterweight division to the more stacked welterweight division last year. He had an unsuccessful welterweight debut and lost by unanimous decision to Devon Alexander.

He, however, would bounce back later the same year and beat Jesus Sotto Karass. Early this year, he would stop lesser known Angel Martinez and then also knockout spoiler Josesito Lopez.

The 30-year-old Argentine star would then stamp his class in the welterweight division after dethroning World Boxing Association welterweight king Adrien Broner, who was in the top 10 of the mythical pound-for-pound rankings.

Pacquiao, on the other hand, was less busy but his comeback was more dramatic. Last year, he dropped both his fights--a controversial split decision to Timothy Bradley, who everyone believed the Filipino superstar won. The other was one of his most brutal losses, a sixth round knockout loss to bitter rival Juan Manuel Marquez.

Some felt that it was the end of Pacquiao’s storied career, but the 35-year-old fighting congressman from Gen. Santos City proved his doubters wrong as he still had fight in him after a boxing clinic against outmatched Brandon Rios in Macau.

However, the worldwide fans believe that Maidana’s feat was more deserving for the 2013 “Comeback of the Year” honors.